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Prague: Five foodie events for TESOL Trainees

So, you’ve signed up for the Trinity Cert TESOL course in Prague this summer. You’re excited about your new home and all the adventures to come; meeting students and your classmates, learning all about teaching English and exploring new places. You’re saving those last few dollars, picking new luggage and learning few phrases in Czech.

You’ve scoured your Lonely Planet and while there’s so much that excites you, the mention of goulash and dumplings doesn’t really whet your appetite. Fear not! Food culture is thriving in this city and here are a few of my top tips for a summer of gastronomic delight.

  1. Czech Beer Festival, May 8 – 13- Letenská Pláň

It goes without saying that the Czech Republic is the home of beer and we’ve got some great ones for you to try. Join 4000 of your new best friends for seventeen days (yes, count ‘em!) of the very best from top Czech breweries, wineries, chefs and bakers. There will be over 150 different beers for you to sample…go slow now! If you’re more of a micro-brew kinda kid, try the Microbrewery Festival at Prague Castle, June 14-15.

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  1. Prague Cheesecake Festival – May 23 – Studio Alta

A new comer to the food festival calendar and one which will, no doubt, draw a crowd. Places are limited so get your tickets early. Samples will be available, and you will be asked to vote for your favourites. Oh sweet happy day!

  1. Refufest – May 30 – Kampa Island

Ok…not strictly a food festival but this is one festival which has never failed to satisfy my desire for spicy, delicious awesomeness. This festival celebrates lives of migrants from over 30 different cultures that make up the everyday fabric of this great city. This year’s theme is sharing stories – real and fabulous stories of food and people. Expect music and dance performances, photo exhibitions and some great chow.

  1. Prague Food Festival – May 29 – 31 – Royal Gardens at Prague Castle

The culinary event of the Prague social calendar with the motto “No dumb eating, drinking or living”; what’s not to love?! Over 40 stands with food and drink from all over the Czech Republic and some of the best of what we have to offer from raw food to seafood to craft beers. All in the surroundings of the stunning of the Royal Gardens. Your Instagram account may overload, while you make everyone at home envious of your new life!

  1. Prague Ice-cream Festival – August 3 – Výstaviště Holešovice

Yes. You’re right. I have saved the best one for last. Ice-cream, sunshine, the last few days of summer right by one of Prague’s most beautiful parks, Stromovka. You’ll see me there probably in a sugar-induced coma.

Still haven’t signed up to a TEFL course in Prague? Need some help deciding which teacher training course would be best for you? Get in touch to find out more and take a step closer to studying or working in Prague.

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